John Bruno the Academy Award-winner visual effects mastermind has garnered acclaimed for his work on films such as Avatar, Terminator 2, and The Abyss but is taking the plunge in the comics medium. Dark Horse Comics has announced details for Navigator, Bruno’s first graphic novel based on an original story by himself, Steve Burg and Ron Thornton, with Screenplay by John Bruno and William Wisher (Terminator 2, Producer Die Hard 4). The graphic novel will be illustrated by Jordi Armengol whose past comics work includes the Cloaked 4-issue miniseries also published by Dark Horse.

Here’s how the publisher describes the Navigator graphic novel:

An alien navigator, captured in battle on Jupiter’s fourth moon, Europa, seeks sanctuary. In return, the alien will provide his advanced technology to help defend humankind from the alien force that enslaved him and has come to destroy us. In this backdrop is a story of love and reconciliation between a young Marine officer—placed in command of Earth’s forces—his estranged wife, and Amy, the daughter he’s never met.

Featuring 96 pages, The Navigator hardcover will be available at comic stores January 18, 2023 and in bookstores January 31, 2023. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstoreNavigator will retail for $24.99.

Navigator graphic novel